Cleveland Marathon Training Week 14: Decision Time

The day after the Cleveland Marathon last year I registered for the full marathon for 2014. I had attempted to run the marathon last year but came down with the norovirus the morning of the race. I started the race but was too sick and had to call it quits after mile 12. This year I was pumped to run the full, I couldn’t wait! Then after having some awesome long runs I came down with Plantar Fasciitis.

I was lucky to catch the plantar fasciitis early but it’s been bothering me for over 2 months now. The good news is I can still run! The bad news is I can’t run the full marathon. The good news is I can still run the half marathon! I’ve been able to keep my long runs between 10-14 miles but anything higher makes my heels feel like the are on fire. Slowly I’ll get back to the higher mileage but it might take awhile.

Monday: 6 mile run to Heartbreak Hill to watch the marathon, 3 miles after trying to get to Ryan.

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Tuesday: Rest Day
Wednesday: Speedwork at a track in Morrisville VT. 1 mile WU, 2×1 mile, 2×800, 2×400 and 1 mile CD

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Thursday:  3 miles in the am up a mountain in Vermont.

Although it looks pretty it was very hilly so I didn't even enjoy this run. Also there was a lot of ice on the ground.

Although it looks pretty it was very hilly so I didn’t even enjoy this run. Also there was a lot of ice on the ground.

Friday: Abs and Arms
Saturday: Sick
Sunday: Sick

Total Mileage: 18 miles

I was really happy with my training this week and counting on a killer long run on Saturday. I was going to run the Hermes 10 miler but saturday morning I woke up with the norovirus! This thing haunts me and ruins my goal races! I guess it is better to have happened now rather than the morning of the Cleveland marathon this year.

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About Jessica M.

30 something runner from Cleveland, OH. I am an avid runner, marathon maniac and Boston Marathoner. I have completed 12 marathons and am an Offficial Blogger for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.I am also a Proud ambassador for Nuun I enjoy traveling, running, my Croatian heritage Hokas, baking, plaing tambura, reading, sno cones, anything pumpkin flavored, swedish fish, Kinder chocolates, racing, marshmallows, my amazing husband and our puppy Bodhi. Contact me at: MojaMala2blog@gmail.com
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3 Responses to Cleveland Marathon Training Week 14: Decision Time

  1. I’m so sorry about the full – I know how much you were looking forward to it! But I’m happy you can still run the half and experience race day. :)

  2. masher52 says:

    So sorry that you won’t be able to run the full, but hopefully you’ll be rewarded with an amazing race day in the half!

  3. I’m glad you will still be able to run the half, I know it’s not what you had planned but your outlook is awesome on it. You still get to run 13.1 miles in that city you love so much!! :) Definitely a good week of training, nice job getting the speed workout in too!

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